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We help families create wealth. 

 

Our founders created Revest Homes with the intention of helping homeowners maximize profits when selling their biggest assets - their homes. Our mission is simple - to put the flip back in the hands of the homeowner. 

We have creative solutions for your goals.

As experts in the industries we serve, our passion is to provide clients with the best customized solution for their specific situation. We are a team of wealth experts and real estate professionals with the expertise to maximize your equity and help you find your next property. We bring all sides of the equation together to make a seamless and unparalleled experience in home selling and buying.

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About Us

Jim Black and Ace Woods Founders of Revest Homes in Capitola

What makes Revest Homes different?

  • We invest in our homeowners

  • We take a modern, flexible approach to solving problems

  • Our revolutionary solutions maximize value and unlock opportunities

  • We are all about long-term relationships, not just transactions

  • We are constantly innovating and improving to overcome challenges in the buying and selling process

  • We add value, profit, and convenience for homeowners

  • We provide a comprehensive solution

  • Our team is with you from beginning to start

Leadership + Administrative Team

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Ace Woods

Co-Founder + Director of Real Estate

Ace is a second generation, award-winning REALTOR® from Santa Cruz. She has a business degree from UC Davis and extensive background in fix-and-flips.  She is a Certified Real Estate Investment Planning Specialist and works in both commercial and residential sales. A community leader, she was also the 2022 Women's Council of Realtors President. In 2021 she successfully advocated for significant changes to the County Measure J program, and was welcomed into the Centennial Club at the Association of Realtors for her efforts to protect private property rights. She considers herself a matchmaker, and loves bringing people (and houses) together. 

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Chastain "Chaz" Sampson

VP of Operations

Chaz is the VP of Operations at Revest. She has over 15 years of experience in all aspects of the loan industry from origination to funding. Prior to working at Revest she was a business bank specialist and processed commercial & construction loans. A born and raised local to Santa Cruz, she has also helped manage her family alternative medicine business. She enjoys sea glass hunting and making sure every loan closes without a hiccup!

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Janie Alderete

Human Resources

Janie is a licensed real estate professional with a background in global relocation having worked for large international corporations like Chevron and Coca Cola. She leads our human resources team with her support on the needs of the employees at Revest Homes, Inc. Janie has two kids and a fantastic husband. She loves sports, being around her children and everything related to Notre Dame University.

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Zach Sudfeld

(831)454-6934

Zach@revestloans.com

Lifestyle Coach

Zach is our team coach. Originally from Santa Cruz, he now lives with his wife and two adorable sons in San Diego. Zach was a former NFL Tight End for the New York Jets and holds an MBA from the University of Nevada, Reno.

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James Black

(925) 285-4898

jim@revesthomes.com

NMLS 633511/2362319 DRE 02089890/02174879

Co-Founder + Chief Lending Officer

Jim is our broker of record and is a 20-year veteran in Mortgage Loan Originations as a producing independent owner. Jim helped over 8,200 families with the dream of homeownership. Jim has consistently been ranked in the top 100 Mortgage Loan Officers nationally out of 40,000 (Scotsman Guide). Jim brings a marketing and strategic perspective for integrating the mortgage broker and mortgage banking into custom solutions that are in the best interest of the client, not the bank. Jim and his family (2 girls) enjoy their time on the coast and are active participants in the community through school, volunteering, charities like The Guardsmen, and coach sports.

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Caroline Wells

Transaction Coordinator

Caroline is our transaction coordinator and is behind the scenes on every real estate transaction we do. She oversees the sales process as a liaison between clients, agents, brokers & escrow companies. She also manages transaction timelines, and ensures mandatory disclosures, documents and reports are completed by the necessary deadlines. She went to CSU Chico and currently lives in Rocklin with her husband and three children. 

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Odie Bagodie

Chief Cultural Officer

Meet Odie, our charismatic Chief Cultural Officer and resident "merle" French Bulldog extraordinaire! With a heart full of joy, Odie brings boundless energy and charm to our team. His expertise in spreading happiness and creating a paws-itively delightful atmosphere is unmatched. Odie is responsible for offering free cuddles to guests and brightening everyone's day with. Odie is a "foodie" and in his free time enjoys long walks on the dog beach. 

Team Members

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Megan Kilmer

(831) 888-7530

megan@revesthomes.com

DRE 02095192 | NMLS 2436714

REALTOR® + Loan Officer

Megan is a REALTOR® at Revest Homes.  She grew up on the Central Coast in Santa Maria and moved to Santa Cruz to attend UCSC for its rich history of activism and breathtaking beauty. She is passionate about building community and offering value to those she meets. Prior to becoming a real estate agent she worked as a mental health housing coordinator at Front St. Inc. Megan is also experienced in commercial real estate, having property managed commercial spaces for one of the largest commerical property owners in Santa Cruz.. She looks forward to helping you find your happy place to call home!

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Jason Walter

(916)426-3012

jason@revesthomes.com
DRE 01923240 | NMLS 2566691

REALTOR® + Loan Officer

Jason Walter is one of the most recognized real estate professionals in the United States. Jason has over 97,000 followers on YouTube that learn from his insights and market updates. Jason is a real estate agent and loan officer in Sacramento where he has lived for over 35 years. Jason enjoys sharing frequent housing market updates so consumers can make a more informed decision about whether they should buy or sell a home. Whether you're buying or selling a home or you're a seasoned and savvy investor,  Jason can help you achieve your real estate goals.

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Pema Sinclair

REALTOR®

Pema is a REALTOR® at Revest Homes. From Santa Cruz originally, she spent much of my life in the U.K. and exploring different countries across five continents. She has over 14 years experience in customer care. Before becoming a realtor, she managed a local construction company and also worked as the marketing director for a top real estate agency. She has a bachelor's degree from UC Davis with an emphasis in interior design and architecture, where she developed a keen eye for detail and a love for renovating old spaces.   

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Jon Trawinski

REALTOR®

Jon is a REALTOR® at Revest Homes.  Jon has lived in the SF Bay Area since 1964 and worked in technology/engineering starting in 1984. He went to Willow Glen and graduated from De Anza Community College and SJSU. Jon started managing privately held properties in 2010 and is familiar with everything that goes into managing properties - the good, the bad, and the ugly. He also helped manage a close friend's properties during a personal catastrophe and helped him avoid foreclosure. Jon raised his son and daughter alone since 2010. He may not look like a soccer mom, but he is a rugby dad, swimming dad, and archery dad. Fun fact to ask me about - I am a purveyor of hot sauce!

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Elizabeth Kenton

REALTOR®

Elizabeth is a REALTOR® at Revest Homes. Originally from Northern CA, she has lived in Santa Cruz County for over 20 years. Licensed since 2000, she has extensive experience in the real estate industry including: sales, property management, and vacation rentals. She also has vast experience in accounting, having previously worked for a local CPA. Call or text me today if your’e interested in buying  or selling!

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Mitchell Stelling

(831) 431-0726

mitch@revesthomes.com
DRE 02212314 | NMLS 2318256

Sr. Mortgage Advisor

Mitchell Stelling is a Sr. Mortgage Advisor at Revest Homes. As a Santa Cruz born and raised local, he brings a unique perspective and market knowledge to anyone looking to buy, sell or refi property. He is dedicated to helping clients attain their financial and homeownership goals by providing tailored guidance and education on the mortgage process while providing some of the best rates in the market due to his access of over 60 lenders nationwide. With a strong commitment to customer service, Mitch strives to make the mortgage process as smooth and stress-free as possible. In his free time, Mitch loves skiing, track driving at laguna seca, and trying new restaurants!

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Yahaira Olmo-Claudio

REALTOR®

Yahaira is a RREALTOR® at Revest Homes. She is a Bay Area native, originally from San Jose, and lives in a home she recently renovated in Scotts Valley. She has 20+ years of property management experience, which gives her a unique perspective on both single family homes and investment properties. She has managed assets for some of the largest Property Management companies in the Bay Area, including Prometheus Real Estate Group, Fairfield Residential, and Woodmont Real Estate Services. She previously worked as the asset and operations manager for a large real estate and commercial developer. 

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David Couch

REALTOR®

David is a REALTOR® at Revest Homes. He grew up in Mt. View and moved to Santa Cruz after the birth of his daughter in 2011. David spent 17 years on an ambulance responding to 911 calls before becoming a life coach and real estate agent.  He brings that same caregiving mentality into the real estate industry. He enjoys applying the detective tools he learned in EMS with the listening and problem solving tools from his years in coaching to truly hear the needs of his clients and take care of them while they make one of the biggest decisions of their lives.

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Cindy Parker

REALTOR®

Cindy is a REALTOR® at Revest Homes. Licensed since 1984, Cindy brings over 35 years experience as a local realtor and property manager. She is patient, friendly, and extremely knowledgeable about real estate in Santa Cruz County. 

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Adam Lopez

REALTOR®

Adam is a REALTOR® at Revest Homes. He grew up in the San Lorenzo Valley where he is still currently very active in the community, and serves as the SLV High Varsity Soccer Head Coach. Prior to working in real estate Adam owned his own gym in Live Oak and continues to do personal training on the side. He also played golf competitively in college and brings his goal-oriented and collaborative spirit to everything he does in real estate. In his free time you might find him caddying or playing a round at Pasatiempo Golf Course. His real estate specialties are luxury properties, remodel, and rural properties. 

Maximize profits on your existing home and secure your dream home today!

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